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Like some unis don't like you taking Law at A Level to do Law at uni, do any unis not like Economics to be taken at A Level as I was planning to do it.
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It's a perfectly good and traditional 'A' level subject. Certainly not blacklisted unlike subjects like Law and Business Studies, or even Accounting.
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A lot of people that apply for Economics have an A Level in Economics, it is fairly respected and not blacklisted. Go for it, but if you want to do Economics at uni make sure you do Maths
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Good advice. Doing Further Maths will help also if you plan to do your economics degree at a place like Cambridge, LSE, or UCL (!). Not a requirement by any means though.
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Great news, I do Economics at GCSE as well, and will do Maths for sure.
Not sure about Further Maths, as I will have to complete my whole maths A2 in one year.
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Great news, I do Economics at GCSE as well, and will do Maths for sure.
Not sure about Further Maths, as I will have to complete my whole maths A2 in one year.
yes but you will have double the amount of lessons and single maths wasnt that hard apart from some stuff in p3.
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(Original post by ashmufc)
Great news, I do Economics at GCSE as well, and will do Maths for sure.
Not sure about Further Maths, as I will have to complete my whole maths A2 in one year.
Further Maths isn't as scary as people think. Go for it .
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what does one mean by 'blacklisted'. i do accounting and an interest in leeds, aston and loughborugh. will the fact i do accounting affect my chances of getting into said unis??
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What are your other subjects?
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Chemistry
History
Economics
Critical Thinking

All provisional, and I could change but 80% sure on them.
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(Original post by iamgenius)
what does one mean by 'blacklisted'. i do accounting and an interest in leeds, aston and loughborugh. will the fact i do accounting affect my chances of getting into said unis??
Not sure about those universities, but *generally* the following subjects are "frowned" upon:

* Accounting
* Art and Design
* Business Studies
* Communication Studies
* Dance
* Design and Technology
* Drama/Theatre Studies
* Home Economics
* Information and Communication Technology
* Law
* Media Studies
* Sports Studies

This is based on a list published by LSE.
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What are your other subjects?
economics and psych:confused:
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Further Maths isn't as scary as people think. Go for it .
It's definitely not a walk in the park, though. If you're someone who scrapes by in Maths, don't do it, in my opinion. It is manageable for reasonably good students but it will definitely be challenging to even the brightest mathematicians. But if you're up for that sort of stuff, definitely go for it. It's the hardest A level you can do, but consequently the most rewarding (at university - lots of Economics undergraduates say that either Further Maths helped them in the initial learning process or they wish they'd taken Further Maths). So, if you're up for a challenge and willing to put in the hard work, go for it.

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Well I'm in the top band in my school for maths (grammar school). and in Year 11 we spend the whole year doing OCR Additional Maths, basically A Level stuff. Pretty hard at first, but then its easy. So it should be easier for me in Yr12 if I choose to do my Maths A2 in the first year.
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I'm in the same boat as you, except this year I'm doing C1 and D1 (boring!). If you're in the top band at your school, then you should aim for Further Maths AS, if not, full Further Maths. There's no doubt that you'll be good enough for the Further Maths AS (for which you only have to do one module beyond the difficulty of A level Maths).

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Chemistry
History
Economics
Critical Thinking

All provisional, and I could change but 80% sure on them.
Chemistry, Economics and History are all academic subjects, don't worry they're perfectly suitable, plus cover a wid range. Critical thinking isn't bad, but you'd be better off just doing it for AS.
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Damm, I have taken Business Studies along with Economics,History and English.
You think having took BS, will hinder my applications for..
Central Lancs
Manchester
Liverpool
City
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I think BS is fine for those universities.. besides, you have 3 other credible subjects.
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Critical thinking isn't bad, but you'd be better off just doing it for AS.
Yeah, I am doing it jsut for AS.
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To clarify: the blacklist is only for LSE. Most other universities will accept most subjects. Yes, they're not preferred subjects, but only LSE disregard them all completely.
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